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wing

noun [C]  us   /wɪŋ/

wing noun [C] (STRUCTURE FOR FLYING)

one of the movable, usually long and flat, parts on either side of the body of a bird, insect, or bat that it uses for flying, or one of the long, flat, horizontal structures that stick out on either side of an aircraft: The duck flapped its wings and took off.

wing noun [C] (POLITICAL GROUP)

a group within a political party or organization whose beliefs are in some way different from those of the main group: She’s in the conservative wing of the party.

wing noun [C] (PART OF BUILDING)

a section of a large building that connects to a side of the main part: His office is in the west wing of the White House.
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